Hair Transplant Stories and Patient Testimonials
No surprises, so far. I”m following the post-op instructions pretty much to the letter, except the parts dealing with the headband, of course. Observations:
Thursday (day of surgery) – Walked to mall from hotel, ate dinner (pasta place across from Cheesecake Factory), walked around for a few minutes, then took hotel shuttle back. Tired, but very little pain or seepage. Used ice off and on for a couple of hours. Took one Tyl3 and the Ambian. Slept well enough, a little seepage on towel.
Friday – Head wash at your office, received additional materials and final instructions. Rode shuttle to airport and checked bags (including GraftCyte liquid) appx 11:00a, through security by 11:30a. Plane took off at appx 1:30p. Arrived Atlanta appx 3:20p. Waited for bags until appx 4:30p. Delta temporarily lost the bag with the GraftCyte!! Eventually, appx 5:00p, it showed up having been sent on a different flight from Miami . Time between GraftCyte applications, appx 6 hours. Two-hour drive home from Atlanta airport. Used Allieve, no Tyl3; very little pain and seepage, some swelling on forehead. Used ice packs off and on for rest of evening. Took 2 Benedryl and slept well enough with head slightly elevated (probably should have been more elevated in retrospect.)
Emphatic suggestion: Provide to flying patients a small bottle of GraftCyte, 4 oz or less, for carry-on under the new Homeland Security rules!
Saturday & Sunday – Washed head gently as per instructions. Crusts hardening, beginning to itch. Wore bandanna almost continuously and stayed mostly in my home office, away from people. (Note: Bandanna is ideal – light weight, but enough to cover and help keep hands off. Only drawback is that it”s significantly different from usual cap, so raises questions.)
Bottom line: So far, so good. Really looking forward to being able to shower normally and begin carefully working on those crusts!